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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Showers easing today, returning on Saturday

A cooler version of July has settled over the Inland Northwest today with highs likely to remain in the 70s until Saturday. Isolated showers are possible today, including a band of wet weather moving through the Washington Palouse this morning. The high today in Spokane should reach about 75 under mostly sunny skies with a low tonight of 52. Friday should see 77 and mostly sunshine. Shower activity is going to diminish after today, but resume on Saturday with the arrival of yet another low pressure system from the Pacific with highs of 80 on Saturday and 81 on Sunday. The next system should bring a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms on Saturday and Saturday night in the Spokane region, and an even greater chance of about 50 percent in the mountains of Idaho. Conditions begin to dry out on Sunday when a high of 81 is possible. Wednesday’s high after all of the rain showers was only 67, which is 15 degrees below the normal of 82 for this time of year. Spokane International Airport received 0.44 inches of rain from the storm ending Wednesday. Most areas around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene got that much rain or more on Tuesday night and Wednesday. At 7 a.m., it was 53 in Spokane and 54 in Coeur d’Alene.